The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares traded lower over the last trading session, losing -0.55% on 05/14/21. The shares fell to a low of $321.86 before closing at $323.63. Intraday shares traded counted 3.98 million, which was 18.88% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 4.90M. HD’s previous close was $325.42 while the outstanding shares total 1.07B. The firm has a beta of 1.04, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 27.10, and a growth ratio of 3.13. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 51.20, with weekly volatility at 2.64% and ATR at 6.35. The HD stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $226.20 and a $345.69 high.
Investors have identified the Home Improvement Retail company The Home Depot Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $349.90 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
The Home Depot Inc. (HD) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For HD, the company has in raw cash 7.89 billion on their books with 1.42 billion currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on a decline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 28.48 billion total, with 23.17 billion as their total liabilities.
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 13.95 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on HD sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of HD attractive?
In related news, EVP-Supply Chain & Product Dev, HOLIFIELD MARK bought 83 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Dec 29. The purchase was performed at an average price of 266.07, for a total value of 22,084. As the purchase deal closes, the EVP – U.S. Stores & Int’l Ops, Campbell Ann Marie now sold 120 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 32,284. Also, President & COO, Decker Edward P. sold 25,595 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Nov 19. The shares were cost at an average price of 269.40 per share, with a total market value of 6,895,293. Following this completion of disposal, the EVP & CFO, McPhail Richard V now holds 14,285 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 3,897,091. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.10%.
21 out of 35 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 10 have maintained a Hold recommendation on The Home Depot Inc.. 1 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the HD stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $318.12.